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  • Michelle Obama seated with microphone between young woman and young man. (AP Images)

    Young African Leaders Meet with U.S. First Lady

    First lady Michelle Obama speaks to selected participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington on July 30 during a round-table discussion. “You all truly represent the talent, the energy and the diversity that is Africa’s lifeblood, and it is an honor to host you ...

  • Obama speaking, with young African seated in the background. (AP Images)

    Obama Welcomes Young African Leaders

    "We’re thrilled to welcome you, our Washington Fellows, to an exchange program unlike any other that America has ever had with Africa,” President Obama said July 28 at a town-hall meeting with 500 exceptional young people

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    At Iftar, Obama Honors Muslims Around the World

    President Obama hosted the annual White House iftar on July 14 to honor Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world. “For Muslims, Ramadan is a time to reflect and to remember that discipline and devotion is the essence of a life of faith,”

  • Dr. Jill Biden giving a speech. (State Dept. Images)

    4th of July Reception Highlights Key Programs

    Embassy Kinshasa celebrated Independence Day with a representational reception at the Ambassador's Residence. The reception's guest list was focused on high-level figures in government, private sector, and civil society, as well as program alumni and members of the YALI Network.

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  • Dr. Jill Biden discusses women issues with female parlementarians in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)

    Dr. Jill Biden Visits the D.R. Congo

    Dr. Jill Biden visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from July 3-July 6, her second stop on a three-country visit to Africa. During her trip to the DRC, Dr. Biden highlighted the importance of girls’ education and women’s participation in government, the economy ...

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry during the press conference in Kinshasa. (State Dept. Images)
    Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Kinshasa

    From May 3 to 4, 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry visited Kinshasa as part of an African trip that brought him to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Juba, South Sudan; and Luanda, Angola. On May 3rd, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda for a brief meeting at the airport. 

  • Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014
    Marie-Dolorose Masika Woman of Courage 2014

    On April 2, 2014, US Embassy Kinshasa awarded Marie-Dolorose Masika with the 2014 Woman of Courage Award. Marie-Dolorose Masika is the founder of FEPSI, an NGO based in Butembo (North Kivu) which manages a hospital and offers comprehensive support to female victims of sexual violence.  

  • Male dancers during performance. (state Dept. Images)
    Rythm in Motion Celebrates Black History Month

    Embassy Kinshasa sponsored Rhythm in Motion, a musical and dance performance that commemorated Black History Month and highlighted the contributions of Africans and African-Americans to mainstream American dance. Over 300 people attended the event on March 1.  

  • Defense Attaché with women militaries. (State Dept. Images)
    OSC Organizes a Series of Military Activities

    During the last week of February 2014, the Embassy's Office of Security Cooperation organized a DIILS training on the rule of law for 2,000 new recruits of the DRC army and the inauguration of English labs in military academies in two DRC cities (Kinshasa and Kananga), as well as an all-female civil military operations(CMO) training.  

  • Founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative Ben Affleck with Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Russell Feingold and Secretary od State John Kerry. (State Dept. Images)
    Feingold, Affleck Testify Before the U.S. Congress

    On Wednesday, February 26, Special Envoy to the Great Lakes and the DRC, Russell Feingold, actor and activist Ben Afflek, and others testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Congress on the situation in eastern Congo.  

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